I’m a trifle concerned about what I’ve seen posted by some users about the reliability of the RS21 WiFi module.
It seems there are known reliability issues in some aspects of the software associated with this device.
I’ve assumed that I can get a mainboard and a WiFi module and then be able to write and run TCP/IP Socket based client/server applications without any problems.
But there are reports of inexplicable exceptions arising when code tries to connect to some SSID and a need to use a repetitive connect retry loop until one eventually gets connected.
So I need to ask is this true?
I don’t want to invest time and money only to find that a released product has serious bugs, I’m assuming that a degree of stress, soak and regression testing is carried out as a matter of routine before releasing changed/new hardware/software - if so then surely something as fundamental as unreliable connectivity would have been picked up internally before releasing the RS21?
I need stable, reliable WiFi connectivity like I get from a laptop, smartphone or tablet - is this possible using Gadgeteer products?
Also can I politely suggest that GHI consider adding a section to the site that list “Known Issues” demarcated by hardware and software version? This would allow customers to peruse that list to see if an issue was important to them or not.